Friday, February 16, 2007

Railroad traffic jam. Chicago Illinois USA. November 2006.

Seen here on the west side of Chicago, is an Iowa Chicago and Eastern RR freight train on a hold order. Approximately 40 feet ahead of this train on the same track, is yet another freight train stuck waiting for clearance at Craigin Junction about one mile north of this location. This picture was taken on the Belt Railway of Chicago trackage, where it passes over the Union Pacific Railroad's former Chicago & NorthWestern RR.
Craigin Junction is the north terminal for the Belt Railway of Chicago. Here the BRC interchanges with the Canadian Pacific Railroad's former Milwaukee Road mainline. The CP Rail line has many Metra commuter rail trains operating during the morning and evening rush hours, and these trains are more than likely waiting for some of the commuter rail traffic to subside. They were stuck here waiting a long time.

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